Week 34 could be key
Some of the rearranged games look to have been rescheduled for Week 34 with half of the Premiership teams having double game weeks. Chelsea Southampton, Arsenal Leicester, Boro Sunderland, Palace Spurs and the Manchester Derby will all be played in that week leaving lots of triple captain opportunities for our managers. The Manchester Derby is on what City fans call Denis Law Day, which is the anniversary of when United’s great hero from the past transferred to City and then helped relegate United to the Second Division with a superb back-heeled goal. Law was so upset that he had to be helped off the field crying. Bless xxxx.
Arsenal had a right old tonking from the Baggies over the weekend and with Arsenal only recording 2 clean sheets in the last 8 games, it doesn’t look good for their Top 4 claim. Of course, that could actually become a Top 3 if the unthinkable happens and Manchester United win the Europa League along with Leicester winning the Champions League. If that happened, then the CL places would go to the Top 3 teams because each federation are only allowed 5 teams maximum in the Champions League.
Of course, if just Leicester win the CL then it reverts back to a Top 4.
And speaking of the Baggies, they have now scored from no less than 14 corners in the Premier League this season after they bagged another two at the weekend.
In our league, the Top 10 are as follows:
Jay Egersdorff, ESP
Jonathan Sweasey, PDA Search and Selection
Stuart Burton, FuturaRec2Rec
Oli Ottey, GM
Many congratulations to Oli Ottey who did so well a couple of seasons ago and has returned to the fold and the Top 10 having been dumped by his girlfriend.
Manager of the Week
The chairman of our sponsors, FuturaRec2Rec has finally won something! The last time was a coconut at the fair. Bernie obviously had Lukaku up front but he also had a very strong midfield of Sanchez, Alli and Eriksen and with that Chelsea backline supported by Baines and 10-point Heaton for an amazing 92 points, he’s swum the channel as he’s very fond of saying.
As his great hero Pep would say, we are so pleased that you have done so well Bernie.
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93 points is not to be sniffed at in any week and Barnaby has done very well to gain his first mention in these pages. Heaton, Cahill, Coleman and Daniels all played superbly well as did Sanchez and Alli but he’s almost wrote our taxi and one to watch columns this week with Allen and Vardy.
Welcome to the newsletter, Barnaby.
The Best of the Rest
With a fantastic 85 points in 136th place we find another newbie, Ryan Roberts. Ryan has broke the mould with some great an unpopular choices such as Lanzini, Valencia and Davies who bagged 24 points between them.
If only Lallana hadn’t missed that sitter eh Ryan?
When Joe went to Stoke, everyone assumed he’d be a box to box midfielder but Agent Hughes played him at No. 10 and he got 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games. He’s not replicated that form since and at £5.2m there are better places for your hard-earned cash so ….
Get him binned!
One to watch..........
Having scored just 5 goals all season until his boss got the bullet and with 3 of them an uncharacteristic hat trick against City, Jamie was in no man’s land. Now he’s on fire with 3 goals and 2 assists in the last 3 games. At £9.8m with a 10% ownership, with no Harry Kane to divert your funds and with Aguero not worth the money it’s a ……….
Team of the Week
We’re going to look at England’s and Everton’s Ben Crabtree this week. Ben’s booked a very creditable 73 points this week to leave him with 1,829 points.
So, what’s his team?
His subs were
Grant, Snodgrass, Amat, Pieters
Not bad eh?
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